Care in the community: a study of services and costs in six districts
Alastair Gray (),
Angela Whelan and
No 006cheop, Working Papers from Centre for Health Economics, University of York
Drawing on evidence collected from all providers of community care in 6 districts, this study finds: 1. Total public expenditure on all services for community for community care client groups distributed across providers as follows: DHAs – 52% Local authorities – 34% DHSS benefit payments – 11% Private/voluntary sector – 3% The split varies widely between districts. 2. Per capita public spending on all community care client groups varies from £100 to over £170 in the districts studied. 3. 54% of all public expenditure on community care client groups goes on services to the elderly, about one fifth each to mental illness and mental handicap services, and less than 5% to services for the physically disabled. 4. The balance of care is still dominated by hospitals and other institutional facilities, which command 73% of all publically provided resources being directed towards the client groups. In the DHAs, 85% of all client group spending went into institutional provision. From all providers, the expenditure on community services for the client groups is in the region of £22 per head of population.
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